Definition of technicality
1 : something technical; especially : a detail meaningful only to a specialist a legal technicality
2 : the quality or state of being technical
Examples of technicality in a Sentence
These cases were dropped because of legal technicalities.
Recent Examples of technicality from the Web
The ethics lawyers might call all this a technicality.
The legal advisors to the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg Tuesday rejected attempts by Uber to have a 2014 French ban on its UberPOP service struck down on a technicality.
The constitutional protection against double jeopardy — being charged twice for the same crime — did not apply because the appeals court ruled on a technicality and voided his trial.
The conviction was reversed on a technicality, but the law was permitted to stand.
None of those legal technicalities has shaken the faith of Thomas, his family, or Figorski and Bluestine.
Some mention of the French plan may be included in the Eurogroup statement on Thursday, though technicalities will be left to be worked out later, according to one of the officials familiar with the talks.
Trying to design shots for that scene was a lot of technicality.
While a certain amount of technicality is to be expected from a financial report, the communications from the Bank of England had simply become far too dense to understand – even for those who work in the field of economics.
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First Known Use of technicality
TECHNICALITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of technicality for English Language Learners
: a small detail in a rule, law, etc., and especially one that forces an unwanted or unexpected result
: something that is understood by experts but usually not by other people
TECHNICALITY Defined for Kids
Definition of technicality for Students
: something that is understood only by a person with special training a legal technicality
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